Orthodontic technologies

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At Dr. Paul J. Styrt, Specialists in Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry here in La Jolla, San Diego, we are secret tech geeks. How could we not be when we’re in the same state as Silicon Valley? But our passion for technology is focused on developments in the orthodontic industry. These are exciting because they improve the treatment experience and results for our patients.

We use the latest orthodontic technology in our practice. This includes the iTero IntraOral Digital Scanner and accelerated treatment options that can cut treatment time in half!

iTero™ Digital Impression System

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The iTero™ digital scanner is used in conjunction with any orthodontic treatment but most commonly with Invisalign. It replaces the need for the traditional impression process with computerized 3D digital scanning.

Our patients enjoy the iTero™ system because there is no need for taking traditional impressions which may cause gagging in some patients. Instead, with the digital scanning system, this precise 3D image ensures the highest quality replication of the mouth for better treatment planning and best appliance fit. Because impressions are digital and can be submitted directly to Invisalign, it shortens the time patients must wait to begin the process of creating that beautiful smile.

How does the iTero scanner work?

The iTero scanner digitally captures the structure of the teeth and gums using the latest optical technology. The scanner is a compact, hand-held wand. Once we begin the scanning process, it can be stopped and started as many times as necessary.

Your mouth is scanned with a radiation-free laser. In as little as two to three minutes, the laser renders a digitally perfect, 3D impression of your teeth and soft tissue structures. Through digital software, you'll then be able to follow the progress of the scans, including a 3D model of your teeth on our computer screen.

One of the greatest benefits of the iTero scanner is that patients can see what their teeth will look like even before they’ve started treatment!

Accelerated treatment options

We also have a range of accelerated treatment options available as we know that our patients want the best result from their orthodontic treatment in as short a timeframe as possible. Our accelerated treatment options don’t compromise on quality – we make sure of that.

Rather they use unique treatment methodologies and techniques to improve your treatment experience by speeding up the movement of your teeth safely, thus helping you to achieve the result you’re after in a shorter space of time. In many instances, our accelerated treatment options use gentle microvibrations that stimulate the bone and muscle around your teeth, helping it to move more freely and encourage your teeth into their desired position faster.

Benefit from the latest orthodontic technology

Don’t miss out. Enjoy the benefits of the latest orthodontic technology at Styrt Orthodontics. Book your free consultation at Dr. Paul J. Styrt, Specialists in Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry today to find out how you could speed up your treatment time and get the smile you want fast!

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